Review: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini

The fantasy novel, Inheritance, by Christopher Paolini, wraps up the four-book Inheritance Cycle.

CAUTION: SPOILER ALERT! Proceed with caution if you have not read Eragon, Eldestor Brisingr.

Eragon and Saphira have achieved much together. They’ve defeated yet another Shade with Arya, rescued Katrina, given King Galbatorix grief, and killed the once fearsome Ra’zac.

But now, with Galbatorix’s control over Alagaesia slipping, the Varden and its allies will march on the capital city and Eragon will have to confront Galbatorix.

Will Eragon survive his encounter with the menacing Galbatorix? He might now that so much has been revealed to him. His true parentage and Galbatorix’s source of immense power.

I liked Inheritance for the same reasons that I liked its predecessors.  It’s been awhile since I’ve read Inheritance, but I remember enough to give it a sufficient review. One thing that I recall is that I dislike Arya’s character development. Arya as a character I like, but I felt that the author could’ve developed her character more and made her more dimensional. Yes, Arya could fight and perform magic like many amazing heroines, but the author I felt focussed too much on her external traits. As an elf, Arya has already lived for about a century and has an air of mystery about her that remains throughout the series.

I was also slightly disappointed in the ending. Eragon lets fate and Angela’s fortune telling bully him into never stepping foot into Alagaesia again when he decides to leave for Vroengard to train future riders.

With Brisingr’s ending, I would’ve been hard pressed to not read Inheritance. I enjoyed the novel overall, but it did have points that disappointed me.

Rating: Read It!-Choose It!

Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions on this book in the comments section. Are there any similar books you would recommend?


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